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here at the. six pm here welcome to the program first the breaking news that i just told you about mad lines that the pentagon says a u.s. fighter jet was downed an drone belonging to pro syrian government forces in southern syria the coalition statement says the drone was advancing on u.s. backed forces it happened in the south of the country near a base in the region with more let's talk to jacqueline. jacqueline what are you hearing. yes like you said they did come out with a statement saying that they have shot down an iranian made pro series in regime drone in southern syria now this is the third prosperi an aircraft that has been
shut down this month alone by u.s. led coalition forces another drone was shot down on june the eighth in the same area and just this sunday a u.s. led coalition the u.s. led coalition dropped downed a syrian government plane making it the first syrian plane down by the u.s. since this civil war started now russia reacted saying that this move went against international law and they weren't alone in feeling that this crossed the line even the u.n. actually had comment on the downing of that plane it does bring up a broadly or deep concern of the risk of possible miscalculation and escalation in the conflict in syria so overall in there have been five attacks by the u.s. on post here and government forces in just the last three months and every time they've started in self-defense and they're not looking for any conflict with
syrian forces but their actions are definitely something a much different message. ok well let's see what else you can cover on this for now though jack who are in washington d.c. thank you for that or the drone was shut down shortly after australia suspended or air operations as part of the u.s. led coalition in syria the move comes as tension rises between moscow and washington with the details on his emilie's to. looks like the reason why australia has decided to hold airstrikes in syria is because they no longer feel that the situation there is safe here's exactly what the statement said as a precautionary measure australian defense force strike operations into syria have temporarily ceased a decision on the resumption of a.d.f. air operations in syria will be made in june course but why is the situation there not safe because the agreement that was signed by us from russia back in october twenty fifteen the agreement that prevents any sort of collisions or dangerous incidents in the airspace over syria that agreement as of yesterday has been halted
and that means that as of now there is no any sort of regulations in place to prevent the us air forces and also the russian air force and hitting each other and this of course came after sunday when the u.s. shot down a syrian fighter jet and that has prompted russia to announce that any coalition airplane flying on the west of the euphrates river are potentially targets that could be tracked down here's exactly what the ministry of defense said any aircraft belonging to the u.s. led coalition detected in the skies west of the euphrates river with the russian air forces operating will be tracked as targets by russian air defense systems well that statement certainly sounds threatening but bear in mind the russia also made it very clear that no coalition play will be shot down automatically that everything will be decided on a case by case basis and action we only be taken if a coalition airplane poses a threat to russian aircrafts so essentially what we're seeing here is a potential fallout between coalition partners as straightly as latest decision clearly show that some of us allies do not feel safe in syria. right well
let's try and talk about some of the ramifications of this now with middle eastern affairs commentator and writer abdel bari atwan and joins us now welcome back to r.t. how significant is this development of shooting down a second drone it's a third craft in light of all that's happened this week. it is extremely dangerous . this kind. american determination to shoot down syrian warplanes or draws this determination means that they are ignoring agreements actually between russia and united states on syria so we are waiting for one misunderstanding one mistake which could ignite maybe a confrontation between the two superpowers russia was very clear suspending all kind of caught at the core coordination on the syrian airspace with an american as
a protest tool shooting down syrian fighters two days ago where do you see this heading them because a lot has happened in the past forty eight seventy two hours or so is this likely to escalate even further do you think i believe it will if. you know further simply because that american are determined to go ahead with this is there are actually down into some sort of core donationware that i shall sit sit sit even get us here that that was that indian digger the message they realized that that that inner space is not safe anymore and any confrontation could be possible so that's why this is spent all their air strikes in syria so this is this is this is very good this and it seems that americans are determined to side with that syrian democratic forces which is actually backed by them armed by them and protecting
them so. the presence of russian warplanes or syrian warplanes in that in the space of the capital of the estimate state could be in danger so why the americans are so determined why they should down these war plays without any color of the nation where they're at i shan't counterpart so it seems it seems actually it's very very dangerous and we could see more it's collation on this. grounds and is facing the same time between the two superpowers and the american will be responsible for any outcome of this kind of collusion from their site what does this tell you about when we hear american forces saying that their goal is about tackling. you know i don't think there's any any any relation between this kind of collusion and five think i saw you know they can't there had been fighting i still there never a showdown a syrian war or a brawl syria and battles you know they can do that without any provocations but
they are doing all the talk of confrontation with the syrian army and also with their back up and brush and most this is a clear cut their indication is they want to fight i said ok the syrian also are entitled to fight arsenal understand there are but this is it is not an american city it is actually a senior city so syria government and syrian army will sovereignty over there to record it so if the syrian go on this is this is illegitimate actually mission from their side why the american would like to prevent them from doing so and should down a syrian warplanes flighting i salute one when i still in a way or another so i can understand this american contradictions and what will be across the developments around of occasions as every appreciate your experience and insight on this i buy up on in london thank you very much. an exclusive
for you now a new islamic state leader has emerged in northern afghanistan after his reported release from the notorious baghran prison in twenty sixteen as azula is the son of an was back a jihadi leader and his rise to power has seen him fight off other terrorist groups in the region and force locals to convert i so what i guess you have picks up the story in afghanistan. beyond this desert and those mountains lays islamic states newest caliph it the realm of warlord as azula stars himself as a warrior of god others call him a heretic cruel and heartless soldiers. has murdered so many and besieged even more there is no end to his killing i lost twenty five members of my family the could people's heads off their legs arms and fingers some victims i couldn't recognize because of what they did to their faces i lost my son everyone
lost their sons moment ammerman he is the most evil men the rule it is because of him that was tough he in poverty he brought his terrorists out of homes and murdered everyone as azula is a second generation warlord jihad just like his father dangerous and vicious fanatical until recently he was incarcerated in baghran prison then came his unexpected and unexplained release. he's an international terrorist it was american soldiers who released him from bagram for the have a reason to let him go and now he's come for our lines which doesn't make immediate sense bag graham is officially run by the afghan government by graham is owned by the americans the afghan government doesn't have the capability to run it it was the americans who released as if they want to they could catch him very quickly but
they don't and i can't tell you why as fed on the chaos and corruption in afghanistan in his rise in me a month c.m. asked hundreds of fighters and arsenal of weaponry and handily defeated both the afghan army and the taliban converting his enemies to his own cause and it wasn't faith that did it you know he's the richest man i know he has support from abroad and so much money he pays his fighters almost a thousand dollars that's why so many join him for reference that's about five times more than afghan soldiers are paid attempting some refugees say corrupt afghan army troops sell as is the weapons he needs them and foreign sponsors many chose to resist some did so by running away risking
starvation rather than leave and. to radical rule others resisted with our arms. she is a militia leader he has organized locals into a small force to resist as azula government the us they don't help we finance also by selling our houses and lands to buy weapons and ammunition all the locals and the fighters we've spoken to say the same thing the afghan army sits idle selling weapons to as the united states it's marines jets and coalition allies a new way to be seen leaving warlord as unchallenged where i guess do you have a northern afghanistan we've been in touch with the pentagon for comment about as if he was released from prison but we haven't heard back from them just yet however
we did hear from the afghan defense ministry. oh. no. this is out the we look at the pressure being paul on the u.k.'s prime minister to resume a following a series of terror attacks in the country after a quick break. called the feeling of. every the world experience. and you get it on the old. world according to josh.
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pressure on prime minister to resign may a government faces accusations that its security failures played a role in the recent terror attacks in the country and this latest incident near finsbury park mosque a van was driven into a crowd of pedestrians after ramadan present just finished looks now at how britain is finding itself increasingly vulnerable to extremist attacks the method blunt and now painfully familiar and the cold down innocent pedestrians. our country woke to news of another terrorist attack. on the streets of our capital city. this was an attack on muslims their place of worship. and every word. that has been far too much tolerance of extremism in our country over many years including islamophobia the matter of london city has and knowledge that violent extremism can
now come from anywhere terrorists so much credit but other means other than islamists motivation perverse islam is the motivation the could use this for the peace recognise this is a challenge they face just hours after the attack a mosque in east london received a bomb threat in had to be evacuated authorities have now increased security around all places of worship but that hasn't delayed everyone's fares the british muslim community have quite rightly emphasized the over time there have been rises in the number of attacks on our community islamophobia cuts x. what needs to be a socio economic changes to our society and some clear political leadership but have. yes again sadly the bluntest of tools like. the one in the of those wishing to commit violent acts
of terror figuring out how to prevent such attacks is now a major challenge so it's a reason mase governments. see. the number of people dead or presumed dead from the grenfell tao a blaze in west london has now risen to seventy nine and the city's metropolitan police say that number could still rise further and this is the latest video from inside the burned out building and pulled to show the show the child apartments but police say that everyone who lived in these particular flats has been accounted for that fire broke out early last wednesday morning and quickly and go off the twenty four story residential block another video has also appeared online of firefighters reacting to seeing that blaze for the first time.
the prime minister's response to the tragedy was widely criticized as lackluster seeing thousands of people in the capital calling for her to step down and one issue in particular that's now causing an outcry is the thing of the survivors it's unclear whether they can all be re-accommodated in the local area. every single family will be re housed in the local area we are committed to ensuring that people are really housed as far as possible within the bara or in neighboring areas some people may actually want to go to another part of london a threesome a has ordered a thorough inquiry into the tragedy and pledged five million pounds to help victims but the leader of the u.k.'s opposition labor party says it's clearly not enough jeremy corbett believes the nearby vacant property should be made available to the survivors there are a large number of deliberately kept vacant flats and properties all over london
it's called land banking people with a lot of money buying a house why a flat keeper and you would seize it forever or just just take it for as long as they needed can which i just look at them economically fire it compulsory purchase it requisition it there's a lot of things you can do but tragic fire dealt another blow to to resume a popularity which was already shown to be waning by her party's election upset as you can see her ratings have suffered a severe drop since last december and according to the pollster hugo of more than half of britons are unhappy with may as leader the c.e.o. of a grassroots charity organization in the u.k. believes the prime minister is too distant from the ordinary people of britain. with each event that has unfolded since they referenced the bridge attack she is showing herself to be further from. away from her people who she is the governor she is displaced she may be
a governor on a political speech on the political sphere but she's not the people's voice she doesn't have the people's hearts and the people's will. when she makes decisions and plans. anger is rising among residents who've learned that a saudi diplomat who killed a cyclist is unlikely to face prosecution due to his immunity peter all of the reports from where the fatal road accident took place. one week or tributes by the sport where a fifty five year old man was knocked off his bicycle and killed on this busy street as is common here in germany he's only been named as michael out of consideration for the privacy of his family a diploma from the embassy of saudi arabia unexpectedly opened the door on his porsche s.u.v. it around eleven pm on tuesday evening last week hitting the cyclist knocking him
from his bike when he received a serious head injury emergency responders rushed into hospital. later the next day the driver of the car has immunity from prosecution due to his diplomatic status and as it stands it looks highly unlikely that he will face any charges that hasn't gone down well with locals here there should be irresponsible and take responsibility for things like. disgusting actually that he has meaning if he doesn't want to face the sanction then his siding be diplomatic status. it doesn't sound good if there are absolutely no consequences if this is the case. and this is an injustice because i cannot. it sounds like we live in a society with two classes it's almost like a diplomat saying i can do whatever i want the whole idea of diplomatic community really needs to be rethought the family of fifty five year old michael and demanding justice however it seems extremely unlikely that they're going to get it
at this point i don't care if he's a diplomat are not it's not right that someone can take a life like this and get away with that he should receive a proper punishment due to the saudi officials diplomatic status the only options available would be to appeal to riyadh to have his diplomatic community waived or for germany to officially expel him however diplomatic sources tell us that the most likely outcome is that the saudi foreign ministry will quietly recall him peter all of. the fifa confederations cup championship shifted focus from some petersburg to the russian capital where the host team will face off against portugal on wednesday time to catch up with artie's neil harvey and former england footballer stan collymore in moscow with the latest .
thanks very much colin very good afternoon to everybody watching at home we have moved on from st petersburg to beautiful moscow stanley cohen most alongside me stand how about this review snotty about it's not bad at all is it symbolises cathedral red square lettings two beautiful sunny day in a wonderful part of wrong we have here in the capital wonderful you just ticked off many of the big tourist there every one afternoon and what a front of a russian walked around already not a really good look around and i want a little confidence in the shopping galleries how you like this is where we go go election for everybody now let's check out germany australia three two the result from yesterday's game let's go through the goals yes in terms of very experienced saw you brought it was germany really a very young german side scored very early on with a really good finish. off and really broke in terms of the australians they got back into the game we told celtic they put them back on track with
a lovely finish up and seen it come off the defend that it was all about germany to draw the skipper out of p.s.g. one of their big names is expected to translate form with the younger age groups into the my national team and that it was good at that point and three was to the growth and a consolation boy you reach at the very end so for me it was a very positive result for germany komi with a very young squad australia of big fish to fry that you have to ply japan in tokyo at the end of august because they're not qualified yet interesting stuff no action today but the last to look forward to even looking for speaking to our guest is just joy just like i like to live he said of sports and tourism department nick and i were just talking about the great attractions haven this is a big part of what you're going to be doing trying to show all the peace. going to be coming to moscow the attraction said given a sample of the culture. direct to us the full earth thank you for inviting me here
one of the best. point there for in moscow i mean you have to go a beauty spot right here early this is the best place is my personal appeal it's appealing but there are most schools it's not just they're very. deceiving it's not the whole fresh it's substance special in the you can see and we have a lot of things to show our guests. football fans and i guess mostly mccloy i was here for the champions league final the only a british all english champions league final today it's a very special occasion munch you know it's you against chelsea that was in two days and nights. talk to us about what's changed since then and in mike in moscow world city you can see it yourself for that for a big difference i mean especially most consensual now we get there are a wall cd and the open style and a waltz thaler a straight why it's three stories and they're all the beauty school we have for the
most it is changed a lot and the main arena of people waltz also has changed i mean they're losing to study and we lift all the the wall historical wall but inside we have a completely new and really want to see one of the best so the football stadium in new york i think anybody who comes to moscow for the first time i've heard it from many people are surprised it's not what they thought it was going to be not what they saw on t.v. how do you encourage the main and get them to realise that that it isn't what they think so we say the russians say it's better the time to see one million some here so this way we're in why it's everyone's for russia and everyone to most to see. how cute most school eaves and please welcome to most school and join
the one of the best seat in the world which are trying trying is believe isn't it trying our best way to find that little language obviously different language cheering in russia will be lots of fun is coming from continental europe i've noticed the nail on the moscow metro from the sports uk stall is now both in cyrillic in european language so it's very very important for fans come in that i can feel comfortable about walking around in shops and getting on buses we do hope we do have all the sign there are in russian and english and are we going to have more before the full scope and there are not a lane english here or there will be some information desk in japan's chinese german and the english may be some of the dylan which is but mainly in english and it's all the science. in its role in the main distillations and finally how are you
going to continue to build this enthusiasm among the local people because big tournament is now coming up everybody you need to be excited about football you can put some events on to bring them and. that's you know heavy in their costs in the. big dispute tournaments like the people's cup also always good to put a cd to the to develop and to have some. better infrastructure but most cool the growth in itself we'll without those kind of threats but since got that we have got the the people here in russia and of course the main matches will be played in moscow i mean the. opening match and apply it all at the stadium luzhniki won't. question formally can russia win the world cup next year you've got to be where in europe where you read what. we
released and of course. i would love to have for the russians in a final. world cup but to me we going to. stay in the stadium and the watch the best football players and the great football and we will get it interesting yeah i think you're going to change your opinion if a fresher win this tournament and then people will start believing you don't usually seventy because many thanks for taking the time to come speak to us and i think what i glean from that is moscow doesn't need to sell itself which is quite right when you've got amazing views in infrastructure about this. people with stories to tell. a tale so desire to. incite.